Let Loose

“As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water. And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field.” Leviticus 14:7

I wonder if the living bird’s feathers continued to carry the stains of the sacrificial bird’s blood as it flew off.

Thank You Lord, for being the sacrifice for me, whose blood I was dipped in and set free. And here’s a simple poem . . .

He’s Why I Fly

Dipped in the blood
that should have been mine

set free to fly
while my heart remains tied

to the One who would die
so I can live

I’ll humbly bear the stains
that say I’m His.


  1. Wow!
    You are soaring Deb!
    Free yet tied to Him…
    isn’t that the most comforting thought?
    love it, love you, love Him!

  2. I love you too, and us flying together! πŸ™‚

  3. Deb, This is a truly awesome poem glorifying our truly awesome Lord. I was going to copy and paste my favorite line to highlight it, but they all just go together so perfectly that I’d have to just copy and paste the whole thing! This one brought tears of joy to my eyes. Peace, Linda

  4. I heart your poems so much.

    We are marked, set free to fly, because he allowed himself to be tied – beautiful deb.

    I did it by the way – I pressed the publish button – on both blogs – and to Linda – the sites are a mess – don’t know how to do any of the tech stuff – just the word stuff – but did it anyway πŸ™‚

  5. I so thankful, Linda . .. for Him , for you. My poems aren’t so great, really. But He is great and He brings great people for me to join in joy with! Glad this one touched you! πŸ™‚

  6. Craig, thanks for coming by on your big day! πŸ™‚ I’m going to go read and relish and learn and comment! God bless you!

  7. This expression of flight also reminds me of being raised up on eagle’s wings. Someday I’ll record the song I wrote on that passage, called, “Don’t You Know?”

    Lovely, Debbie! Amy

  8. Thank you, Amy! I didn’t think of that verse with this, but its a good one to illustrate it. I love that you write songs. What a blessing!

  9. Hi Deb

    Thank you so much for this poem … I want to be tied to Him forever!!

    I am very thankful that His blood was more than enough. I really could not pay the price for my own freedom.


  10. I couldn’t either, Ann! I think there are going to be even more of these kind of Jesus our sacrifice poems! It’s just kind of what keeps coming to me as I read through Leviticus. πŸ™‚ God bless you!

  11. Amen πŸ™‚

    I look forward to the scriptures and poems.

    Thanks for helping me see these laws in a new light. May God continue to give you insight and inspiration.


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